Canada’s History Storytelling Intern
Canada’s History is offering an exciting new internship for an emerging heritage professional in Manitoba. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this 16-week paid internship for work with Canada’s History over the period January — April 2020.
The goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of small to mid-sized regional heritage organizations to collect, research, and present community histories in a way that attracts new visitors. The work of the Storytelling Intern will empower and challenge individuals to seek answers to new questions that reside deep within Manitoba’s history.
The Storytelling Intern will develop and facilitate regional workshops designed to strengthen the storytelling capacity of small to mid-sized museums. The intern will be responsible for identifying participating organizations and building relationships with participants, coordinating events, and developing and delivering workshops that will provide participants with tools to better tell the stories of the artifacts they curate.
The Storytelling Intern will work with Canada’s History staff to identify unique stories and fresh perspectives and then select key stories to transform into print or digital content, using proven storytelling techniques. These pieces will be shared back with the local communities for use in their museums, newsletters, or websites and serve as a model of inspiration for future content development.
Canada’s History Storytelling Intern will be selected according to the following criteria:
- completing or have completed within the past two years a post-secondary program in Manitoba in public history, history, education or journalism, preference will be given to public history students;
- show a commitment and interest to sharing Canadian history with the public through a combination of work experience, volunteer experience, and scholarly pursuits;
- ability to self-motivate while leading with a collaborative mindset to build trusting relationships;
- compelling communication skills, both written and verbal, that engage audiences;
- has experience delivering public programs, training, workshops and/or community outreach;
- must be a Canadian citizen and have a valid driver’s license with access to a vehicle for travel throughout rural Manitoba;
- French-language skills are considered an asset.
Call to Action
Applications can be sent with subject line “Canada’s History Storytelling Intern” to the attention of Joanna Dawson, Director of Programs, Canada's History at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday, November 8, 2019. Applicants are requested to submit the following material:
- a letter of application, which includes a writing sample telling a story about an object of personal significance;
- a CV or resume describing their qualifications and experience;
- unofficial transcripts of their undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) courses;
- contact information for two references to be provided upon request.
It is expected that the intern will spend time throughout the internship in Winnipeg, MB. The successful applicant must provide their own transportation to and from Winnipeg and assume all associated costs. Expenses related to travel throughout Manitoba as required of the position would be reimbursed. Accommodations in Winnipeg will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
Canada’s History Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and welcomes all interested parties to apply. We thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
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